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Psychology Research Methods: Recording Your Research

Why should I record my research?

So why should you bother with recording your research process?  Isn't that just extra work?

The fact is that it is far easier to track and record your research during the process than it is to go back after the fact.

What will recording your research do for you?

  • Help you stay organized
  • Prevent the potential of losing your research
  • Allow you to keep track of what you've already investigated
  • Make citations easier

Research Log

Once you begin your research, it is important to record all the resources that you utilize.  This research log will help you keep track of all the resources which you use throughout the process.

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An online tool to collect, organize, and cite references


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Easy, free tool to save, organize, and remember the links you find interesting on the web